The spam filters are getting a lot better compared to what they were 2-months ago, but still have a way to go. My routine here when logging into EpicSki is to first look at the new members list. When I see someone with the word "phone", "electronics" "sell" "plaza" "store" in their username or email, I pretty much ban them on the spot. even if they have not posted yet. I'd say you guys see maybe 10% of the spam I deal with, and the site is constantly cleaned up of posts that do get through. Spammers can post one message every ten-seconds. Most of the real hard core stuff is in fact trapped and never seen.
The more elusive stuff is from well-meaning people who want to promote a blog, product, trip or vacation home. We have a commercial policy in the site terms and conditions
, and we constantly have to move promotional posts out of the forum and advise (warn) people that in fairness to our paid sponsors, such promotions are not allowed.
Thanks to those of you who report posts that get past the filters, cause its nearly impossible to go through all the forums.